Malepartus, plate eight from Die Hölle

A work made of transfer lithograph on tan imitation japanese paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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  • A work made of transfer lithograph on tan imitation japanese paper.

Date:

1919

Artist:

Max Beckmann (German, 1884-1950)
printed by C. Naumann’s Druckerei (German)
published by I. B. Neumann (German)

About this artwork

Max Beckmann named this print after a nightclub in Frankfurt am Main, where he was staying with friends after his discharge from the army for mental exhaustion. He aptly said of this period and the chaotic but stiff postwar world depicted here: “Just now, even more than before the war, I feel the need to be in the cities among my fellow men. This is where our place is. We must take part in the whole misery that is to come. We must surrender our heart and our nerves to the dreadful screams of pain of the poor disillusioned people.”

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Max Beckmann

Title

Malepartus, plate eight from Die Hölle

Origin

Germany

Date

1919

Medium

Transfer lithograph on tan imitation Japanese paper

Inscriptions

Signed, recto, lower right, in graphite: "Beckmann"; inscribed, recto, lower left, in graphite: "38/75"; lower center, in graphite: "Malepartus"

Dimensions

672 x 416 mm (image); 870 x 613 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Dr. and Mrs. Martin Gecht

Reference Number

1989.685.8

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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